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At around 3.30am this morning (Sunday 7 November 2021), police were called to reports of a rape on Back Mawdsely Street, Bolton.
Enquiries have established that the victim - a 22 year old man - was approached by a man near Nelson Square who walked with him to Back Mawdsley Street where he proceeded to rape the victim.
No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Sergeant Dominic Beaver, of GMP's Bolton division, said: "This is a shocking and horrific incident and the victim is currently receiving support from specialist officers.
"We are following all lines of enquiry to identify the individual responsible and ensure he is brought to justice. We have increased patrols in the area whilst our enquiries are ongoing.
"If anyone was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious or has any information about this rape, please do not hesitate to contact police as soon as possible."
If anyone has any information please contact police on 0161 856 5757, quoting incident number 568 of 7/11/21.
Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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